Roman iron ring with a capricorn intaglio, probably legionaryJ51
An iron ring set with a red stone intaglio engraved with a figure of a capricorn. The capricorn was a popular legionary symbol and as soldiers were not permitted to wear gold rings, the combination of an iron ring and a good quality intaglio with this depiction implies it most probably belonged to a member of the Roman legions.
Roman, 1st or 2nd Century AD
Intaglio: 1 x 0.7 cms; ring: 2.4 cms maximum diameter (not wearable)
The ring is heavily eroded with a some repair where the shank is thinnest, the intaglio is intact
Ex. collection: K and D Mannion, Lincolnshire, UK